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Seek Baldwin Modelo Spool Box Transmission
By Chris Gudgel

Good morning,  I'm afraid I have found myself in quite a quandary.
I have a customer's Modelo Baldwin player piano in my shop with the
transmission in about seven pieces.  I have tried several things to
try and repair it, and I'm sure you're aware that won't work.

I have several stacks here that I have looked at in order to maybe
put on a different spool box and transmission setup but I'm afraid
I'm just not clever enough to get it to all work.

I need this transmission in order to be able to repair this player
piano properly.  It is a very nice piano; both the piano and the player
stack have been restored very nicely.  Someone did a really nice job.
It pains me greatly that we cannot find this transmission.  If anyone
has one of these transmissions that was built between 1915 and 1920
I would really like to speak with them.

These folks would really like to have their piano back and I just can't
see a way to fix it without this original transmission.  I have already
been warned by several player piano technicians who are quite well
known that my search is most likely futile; however, I just can't give
up.  It's my understanding that this particular transmission was used
on pianos between 1915 and 1920.

If anyone has any ideas I'm all ears.  These people had a budget and
we've sailed right past that and I'm working for free now which is okay
if we can get the piano fixed.

Keep in mind I do know the obvious answers like junk it or burn it and
that just isn't going to happen; I don't need any more of that.  If
there is any constructive help out there I really would appreciate it.

Thank you,

Chris Gudgel
tel.: 1-402-760-1205 [delete ".geentroep" to reply]

(Message sent Wed 14 Sep 2016, 07:53:49 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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